Spices on the Web

Despite also referring to themselves as “Chillies on the Web”, from time to time, these guys are not a chilli-specific business.

Spices on the Web specialise in spices of all kinds, from nutmeg to dehydrated tomato, from thyme and sumac to saffron and achiote. Some that are commonplace, some that are a little more unusual and some that you probably won’t have ever seen or heard of. All, however, are well cared for and full of flavour. Not to mention competetively priced.

Yet just because they don’t specialise in chilli doesn’t mean that they don’t know their stuff. As their 24 dried chilli advent callendar – Each pepper accompanied by its own regional recipe – or their absolutely vast selection of seeds will demonstrate.

And, each year, usually around the middle of march, they stock at least a dozen different strains of pepper plant seedlings, readily available for online purchase. Interesting ones like fast fruiting jalapeños, purple serranos, orange scotch bonnets, bubblegum 7-pots/pods and even yellow carolina reapers.

I don’t believe I’ve ever showcased their plants but I’ve grown them and I’ve been very happy with them. They arrive tiny but full of vigor and soon outgrow anything I plant myself. And they’re varieties that aren’t exactly easy to find elsewhere. I’d highly recommend them.

But, as for what I have featured from the company, you can see their rare peppercorns in my salt and pepper tofu and I recently bought some mexican import sauce from them, too.

Plus, it’s worth giving my archives a riffle through if you’re interested in seeing what I make of the Burning Desire Foods products that they stock.

When you’re done, though, the Spices on the Web site is a nice, easy to remember https://spicesontheweb.co.uk